The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC game)
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  • Its a very fun game to play, and I was initially very impressed with it
  • Unfortunately, some of the dungeons and cities feel as though they've been copy and pasted, as they all follow but a few different layouts, which disappointed me a bit
  • Another thing I found to be very annoying is when sometimes a character would speak in one voice, and then speak a generic re-used line in an entirely different voice due to the lack of voice actors
  • It really lets down the characters, as they had amazing dialogue choices and potential relationships, but its pulled off very badly due to the voices
  • Overall, Oblivion is an interesting and enjoyable experience if you're looking for a medieval-styled role playing game, and it has some very good points

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      The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, is a massive free-roaming role playing game set in a different world, but in an age equivilant to our medieval times, albeit they had magic and monsters. Its a very fun game to play, and I was initially very impressed with it. However, there were quite a few issues, but in the end I sorted them out and still had a huge amount of fun.

      Firstly, theres the world where the game is set in. Its incredible. Huge cities, small swamp cities, dungeons and large rolling landscapes of different types. Then theres the world of Oblivion which is drastically different, filled with rocks, sinister towers and lava. Its quite cliché’d at times, but still very immersive. Theres a huge amount of things to explore, each yielding different results. Unfortunately, some of the dungeons and cities feel as though they’ve been copy and pasted, as they all follow but a few different layouts,


      which disappointed me a bit. However, Oblivion is a very easy to mod game, and thousands of people have created mods that add to or change the game, so with an hour of downloading and installing mods, you can have an amazingly varied game, and I really appreciate that the developers made such an easy modding kit for players to use. Even someone like me, who has never modded a game before, could easily make a small mod for the game.

      The characters had great dialogue options and stories, and sometimes gave you sidequests to complete. Unfortuantely, it seems as though all of the voice acting in the game is done by 4 people, as the voices hardly ever vary, even when a different species is talking. Another thing I found to be very annoying is when sometimes a character would speak in one voice, and then speak a generic re-used line in an entirely different voice due to the lack ...


      • of voice actors. It really lets down the characters, as they had amazing dialogue choices and potential relationships, but its pulled off very badly due to the voices. I feel like I’m talking to the same person all the time, just in a slightly different situation.

        The story itself, however, is rather good. It doesn’t have as many twists as one would hope for, and is slightly cliché’d, as I said, but it is still very enjoyable to play through, especially with all of the side quests. The story involves royality, your character and an evil plot involving an alternate world called Oblivion, through which ‘Daedric’ monsters live and occasionally travel through magical and mechanical portals to enter the normal world and attack. Its a good thing to play when you have time and want to experience something new, but I would still not recommend it over various other games, which have much more original stories.

        The gameplay itself is an

        interesting experience. You can use various forms of combat, such as your traditional swords, bows and arrows and other instruments, or you could use magic and enchanted weaponry with various different effects. You can even create your own enchanted weapons, which can sometimes be drastically overpowered, unfortunately. You level up your skills as you perform the action, and once your skills have levelled up enough, your character gains a level which adds to its attributes, which then further affect the skills and other important statistics such as your health and how much magic you can use. I wouldn’t like the system in other games, but it suits Oblivion perfectly, in some strange way.

        Overall, Oblivion is an interesting and enjoyable experience if you’re looking for a medieval-styled role playing game, and it has some very good points. There are better games out there to spend your time with, but Oblivion is still definately something worth trying, and can become very addicting with time.




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